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Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children From Darkness

posted on 13 Jan 2018

Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children From Darkness by Matt de la Peña

This article has been published on the Time website. It begins:

Twice this past fall I was left speechless by a child.

The first time happened at an elementary school in Huntington, New York. I was standing on their auditorium stage, in front of a hundred or so students, and after talking to them about books and writing and the power of story, I fielded questions. The first five or six were the usual fare. Where do I get my ideas? How long does it take to write a book? Am I rich? (Hahahahaha!) But then a fifth-grade girl wearing bright green glasses stood and asked something different. “If you had the chance to meet an author you admire,” she said, “what would you ask?”

You can continue reading this article by clicking on this link to the Time website